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CONNECT | UPLIFT | INSPIRE | EMPOWER

Welcome to Our Power Tribe

We Are Our Power Tribe!

Discover a new era of networking with Our Power Tribe! Our Power Tribe is a community of experts and professional leaders who seek to invest in themselves so they can empower the community. Starting January 4, we're thrilled to relocate our dynamic luncheons to the elegant 1757 Golf Club (45120 Waxpool Rd. Dulles VA 20166).

 

Join us at our Monthly Networking Luncheon for an extraordinary blend of boutique shopping featuring local vendors, inspirational speakers, a delectable meal, and exciting door prizes. Connect with remarkable men and women, forge valuable business relationships, and share laughter and good times. Mark your calendar for an enriching experience – we look forward to seeing you there!

 

Let's have some laughs and fun times together! We hope to see you there!

1757 Golf Club

Showcasing
Women-Owned
Businesses


in Northern Virginia and Beyond!
Hear our speaker tell her story
about how she succeeded in life!

OUR POWER TRIBE LUNCHEON

 

Providing:

  • Networking (For Your Business)

  • Inspiration (For Your Soul)

  • Door Prizes (Because You Deserve Them)

  • A Few Laughs (Because Laughter Makes You Happy)

 

Each month we invite a successful and inspiring business woman to speak to our audience about her personal and professional journey. Our lunches starting at 11:45 and end at 1:00 PM.  Networking will be available from 11:00 AM until 11:45 and again from 1:00 to 1:30 PM. 

Audience

July 11 | Tom Sweitzer

Tom Sweitzer

Tom Sweitzer – MTT, MT-BC – Tom is Co-Founder, Creative Director, and Head of Music Therapy at A Place to Be, a non-profit organization serving over 300 families weekly, offering music therapy in Northern Virginia. Tom holds a B.F.A. in Music Theater, a Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy from Shenandoah University and a master’s in music therapy from Berklee College of Music. Tom has created several therapeutic musical productions that focus on acceptance, diversity and empathy that tour schools and have been performed regionally. His Rock Opera about Suicide prevention, A Will to Survive, performed at the Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center and several of his other musicals have toured in front of hundreds of thousands of students. He is an author in Renee Flemings book Music and Mind, published through Viking/ Penguin- Random House and has his own memoir coming out summer 2024, 20 Seconds- A true- life struggle to find freedom and love.  


Tom received the title Loudoun County Humanitarian of the Year in 2014 and in that same year was invited as a guest to the White House for his work with disabilities. A Place to Be and Tom was awarded “Best Music Therapy Provider of the Year” by the American Music Therapy Association in June 2017. In 2019 he won the Blair County Arts Hall of Fame Award. Throughout Covid he facilitated a nation-wide on-line support group featured both on NPR and ABC news. Tom is a subject of the documentary, “Music Got Me Here,” along with one of his hero, Forrest Allen, a young man with Traumatic Brain Injury who found his voice and courage through Music Therapy. “Music Got Me Here” can be streamed on Apple TV and Amazon Prime. The Hollywood “narrative” film of “Music got Me Here,” is in development with Producer, MGM’s Irwin Wrinkler, and “Bend it like Beckham’s,” Director Gurinder Chadha, starring Netflix’s “Outer Banks” star Chase Stokes as Forrest. Tom’s role will be announced Fall/ Winter 2023.


Tom’s one-man shown “20 Seconds,” about his childhood had a rousing and successful run at Signature Theater, Off-Broadway in New York, 2023. Tom is dedicated in growing A Place to Be and its mission to help people face, navigate, and overcome life’s challenges through Music Therapy, Expressive Arts, and Performance. He enjoys inspiring, entertaining, and educating while presenting in front of audiences as an Actor, Thought Leader and Music Therapist.

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What They Say!

Audience

“I have been a Sponsor with Sterling Women - now Our Power Tribe for over four years. Every time I attend, I leave with another client. Not only has this event more than paid me back for my Sponsorships, but it also consistently builds my business. Cindy's energy is infectious, the speakers are inspiring, and I always leave feeling motivated and empowered!”

Jamie Grasso, JG Jewelry & Estates

Becoming a sponsor for Our Power Tribe has been a game changer for my business! I started attending the luncheon three years ago (including three times as a vendor), and the fabulous business relationships that I have built have resulted in client leads as well as a few new clients. I was skeptical that being a sponsor would make any more of an impact than attending or hosting a table. When I made the decision to sponsor the event, my goal was to make back the money I invested. I never anticipated how much more sponsorship would catapult my business! In the first five weeks of being a sponsor, the additional revenue that I earned directly from being an official sponsor for OPT paid for the yearly sponsorship, and in the second month I doubled the amount that I invested. The additional revenue I have gained from sponsoring OPT for three months has far surpassed what I earned from just attending for three years! With nine months to go, I can’t wait to see how sponsoring Our Power Tribe helps my business continue to explode!

Laura Morrow Wellness

Simply wanted to send a quick note to say I really enjoy your lunches…you are always so warm & positive. I’m sending July’s lunch to a few of my friends so hopefully they can attend, too!”

Hillary Fischer, Northwestern Mutual

"I have been attending [Our Power Tribe] since its inception 13 years ago. And Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa has been a sponsor for most of those years. While I have frequented numerous networking events over the years, Sterling Women continues to be the most meaningful to me.

 

I have developed many great friendships by meeting women at [Our Power Tribe], and then getting to know them on a one-to-one basis over coffee, lunch, or a drink. It is always gratifying to look throughout the room at a Sterling Women luncheon and see so many friends.

 

While [Our Power Tribe] has benefited me personally, it has also benefited my businesses. Both the founder, Kristina Bouweiri, and the current host, Cindy Battino, continually promote Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa and provide opportunities for me to bring the Radiance experience to others."    

Carolyn Berrigan, Managing Director
Radiance Salon & Medi-Spa

"I consider [Our Power Tribe] the leading business networking organization in Northern Virginia for woman-led businesses.  As the owner of the highest rated cleaning service in the area, Sterling Women provides a monthly forum to elevate my company’s brand and affords me the opportunity to meet and converse with like-minded business leaders.  Each meeting is an opportunity to learn valuable insights from others that I can apply to my business." 

Natasha Magrath, President/ Owner You’ve Got Maids of Northern Virginia    

I decided to participate and be a part of this amazing business networking group because it is such an uplifting and wonderful group of people and while I found that to be confirmed, I also found so much more.  Through the challenging times of COVID, this was a group of people supporting one another and building each other up through the trials and tribulations that were presented around each corner.  If you are looking for a group of strong independent people that will lift you up with them, this is a great group to be a part of.  Thank you Cindy and [Our Power Tribe]!

Cort Maddox, Business Coach Silver Line Coaching

SHOPPING

Jewelry, Books, Art, Accessories, Makeup & More!

NETWORKING

Network with professionals &

business leaders in our own communities!

LUNCH

Enjoy a delicious lunch while you

hear one of our speaker's moving stories!

DOOR PRIZES

Bring your business card to enter for a chance to win some amazing door prizes!

​(ONE business card per PERSON please)

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